Encourage and support wider retail opportunities ensuring town centre and existing shopping provision is maintained. Ensure our town will have a sustainable and prosperous local economy and support local business.
Promote Horwich Town Centre as a vibrant shopping and commercial centre that meets the needs of residents and that these are served by convenient & adequate parking facilities and public toilets.
Encourage more local shops and start-up businesses to be established in Horwich to meet the increasing demands of a growing community.
Produce an Action Plan for the upgrading of land and property in Horwich Town Centre (including shop fronts, derelict sites & buildings)
Identify, review and seek to protect, as appropriate, all existing employment areas. Support the development of a more modern and relevant Business Parks to meet the demands of 21st century business opportunities.
Resist change of use of existing retail facilities which would result in the loss of amenity or proliferation.
Support the provision of farmers / craft market type shops / fairs in and around Horwich.